London Couple Win $17.4 Million LOTTO 6/49 Jackpot
TORONTO, April 30, 2013
TORONTO, April 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Malvin Knight and Audrey Gill of London, were overjoyed when they found that they held the winning ticket for
the LOTTO 6/49April 27, 2013 draw. Today, the couple was presented with a cheque for $17.4 millionat the OLG Prize Centre in Toronto.
Malvin 73, and Audrey 60, are regular LOTTO 6/49 players and always
choose quick picks. It was during the hockey game on Saturday night
that they purchased their winning ticket.
"It was the end of the first period when I suddenly realized that I had
not bought our 6/49 ticket yet. So I ran out to the store with only
minutes left" said Audrey. "First I checked my ticket from Wednesday
night's draw and I won $5.00 so I purchased a few quick picks with the
winning ticket money."
First thing Sunday morning Malvin said "I heard all of this screaming
coming from the kitchen and I ran in and saw Audrey with tears in her
eyes." Together they checked and rechecked the numbers then started to
plan their trip to Toronto to collect their prize money.
The couple who have been together for 18 years are so excited to help
their family and friends with their new found fortune. Malvin has 2
daughters, 1 son and 7 grandchildren while Audrey has 1 son and 2
The winning ticket was purchased at Mac's Trafalgar on Trafalgar Street
Since LOTTO 6/49 was launched in June 1982, Ontario players have won
more than $10 billion in prizes, including 1,259 jackpot wins.
As of April 29, 2013 there have been 3,054 LOTTO 6/49 draws. For more
information, please visit www.olg.ca and click on Lotteries.
The estimated jackpot for the next LOTTO 6/49 draw on Wednesday May 1, 2013 is an estimated $3 million.
Ontario lottery players received $1.7 billion in prizes in the 2011/12
OLG is a provincial agency responsible for province-wide lottery games
and gaming facilities. Since 1975, OLG lotteries, Casinos, Slots, and
Resort Casinos have generated more than $36 billion for the benefit of
the Province of Ontario. Proceeds from OLG's operations help support
Ontario's hospitals, amateur sport through the QUEST FOR GOLD program,
recreational and cultural activities, communities, provincial priority
programs such as health care and education, and local and provincial